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The DOE proposal was submitted July 1 and the department is expected to make an award Sept. 17, McGough said.
Importantly, DOE could announce not one but two awards when it makes its award this fall, McGough said.
After the TVA, B&W project at Clinch River, DOE is looking to establish the second SMRs in 2025. NuScale hopes to develop a pack of the 45-MW modules at the Idaho National Laboratory.
The September award date is a relatively quick turn-around for DOE but most of the bidders also probably made applications in the first round, McGough said. The NuScale commercial officer expec